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Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe

Edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford, and
Daniel M. Smilov, University of Oxford; Central European University, Budapest

Following the constitutional and political reforms in Central and Eastern Europe of the last decade, the time has now come for the whole-scale reform of public administration-the creation of a professional civil service; a clear sense of the objectives to be achieved by the administration; and the provision of adequate resources to perform the tasks of public administration. In addition, and perhaps most importantly of all, there must be a sound legal basis for public administration.

Recognizing these realities, this book examines administrative law and administrative institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. In a series of case studies, discussing each country in the region in turn, it looks at the ways in which a range of administrative decisions are reached and at how the citizens affected by them are treated.


Contents & Contributors:

Introduction by Denis J. Galligan and Daniel M. Smilov * Bulgaria by Katya Hristova, University of Sofia * Croatia by Alexander Dordevic, practising lawyer, Rijeka * Czech Republic by Andrea Barsova, Czech Ministry of the Interior * Estonia by Piret Lappert, Estonian Translation and Legislative Support Centre, Tallinn, and Ellen Valter, University of Toronto * Hungary by Maria Bordas, National School of Public Administration Law and College of Public Administration, Budapest * Latvia by Anita Usacka, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia; University of Latvia * Lithuania by Ramune Duleviciene, practising lawyer, Audrius Bukaveckas, Lithuanian Law Academy, and Antanas Bukaukas, Centre for Police Reforms, Ministry of the Interior, Lithuania * Poland by Justyna Stencel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan * Romania by Mihaela Serban, Central European University, Budapest * Russia by Alexey A. Demin, Moscow State University * Serbia by Danica Kilibarda, University of Oxford, and Snezana Rajsic, practising lawyer, Belgrade * Slovakia by Ivan Gyurcsik, Central European University, Budapest * Slovenia by Natjaz Tratnik, University of Maribor * Ukraine by Eugeniya Dodina, practising lawyer, Odessa

350 pages
ISBN 978-963-9116-40-5 cloth $55.95 / €47.95 / £33.95
ISBN 978-963-9116-39-9 paperback $26.95 / €22.95 / £16.99